Middle East

 
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Is the enemy of our enemy still our enemy?

By Michael Cochrane
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ISIS | Senior U.S. military leaders are uncertain whether the involvement of Iranian-based Shiite militias will turn out to be a help or a hindrance in the fight…

On the U.S.-Iran alliance: Is the Iranian nuclear threat overblown?

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | George Friedman, founder and head of Stratfor, sometimes ID’d as “the private CIA,” is an unblinking observer of power politics. In the March 21 issue…

The church’s reply

The church’s reply

By Mindy Belz
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Persecution | May prayer for the persecuted and for those who persecute increase

Bibi at the barricade

By Cal Thomas
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Israel | The White House opposes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking to Congress, but not because the speech has political implications, coming as it…

Sitting out the ISIS war

By D.C. Innes
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ISIS | We’ve heard lots of talk about how to fight ISIS, how much to fight them—whether to contain, destroy, or merely defeat them—and even about the…

ISIS sweep

By Mindy Belz
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Syria | Number of Assyrian Christians kidnapped in Syria mounts, may top 250

Opening Arabia to business and peace

By D.C. Innes
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Middle East | President Obama wants to fight ISIS with a jobs program, perhaps a New Deal for the Middle East. U.S. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf told…

A Christian response to the brutality of ISIS

By Nick Eicher
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Religion | This week, John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview and I talked about the best way American Christians can respond to a video…

Archeological finds illuminate biblical history

By James Bruce
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History | War in the Middle East has threatened not only millions of people but important artifacts as well. In 2009, Swiss authorities halted the sale of a…

Preferring those who hate us

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Israel | There is a Ph.D. dissertation in it for whoever can figure out why we always prefer those who hate us. The spectacle of a few weeks ago of students at the…

Kayla Mueller to family: Give your pain to God

By Lynde Langdon
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ISIS | UPDATE: After confirming news of her death, Kayla Jean Mueller’s family released the following letter she sent them last year while still being held captive

Number of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria doubles

By Daniel James Devine
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Terrorism | The number of foreigners flocking to the cause of militant Islam in Iraq and Syria is the largest such influx since 1945, according to a new estimate. More…

 
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